St. Paul Figure Skating Club Pre-Academy Classes

Everyone Can Learn to Skate!
**Please read thoroughly and then scroll down to register**

Due to the Covid-19 rules and regulations set forth by Ramsey County and the St. Paul FSC, we have had to work to adapt the format of what used to be our Learn to Skate and Preschool class structures. We are excited to announce that we have some new small group offerings that might be suitable for your skaters!

Formerly known as our Learn to Skate classes, our PreAcademy classes are great for learning both basic skating skills and more advanced skills in a group setting. St. Paul FSC offers classes from preschoolers to adults. We also offer classes for hockey skaters to enhance their skating skills. All classes are geared toward making skaters feel comfortable and challenged on the ice.


All skaters registering for any of the below classes MUST have a valid US Figure Skating or Learn to Skate membership. You can renew or register for a Learn to Skate membership ($16) here: https://learntoskateusa.com (step-by-step instructions are outlined below).

Registration for our winter session PreAcademy and Chaperone/Skater classes is now available online: clients.mindbodyonline.com

Fall Make-Up Classes:
Due to the most recent pause in youth sports, our PreAcademy fall session was interrupted. These classes have been rescheduled as outlined below. Please attend the same day/time slot you were registered for before the shutdown. Please note, masks are required and no spectators will be allowed. The same class format will be followed as before.

Pre Academy Make-Up Days
Saturdays at Pleasant Arena: 1/9, 1/16, 1/22 and 1/30
9:20 - 10:20am and 10:20 - 11:20am

Mondays at Highland Arena: 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1
6:00 - 7:00pm and 7:00 - 8:00pm

Chaperone Make-Up Days (all at Pleasant Arena):
Tuesdays 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/2
12:40 - 1:10pm

Wednesdays: 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3
8:30 - 9:00am


CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Pre-Academy Classes
The Pre-Academy Classes (formerly our LTS classes) are great for our younger skaters who are able to stand up and move around by themselves on the ice. These classes are recommended for any skater who is able to stand up on their own, up to and including the previous Basic 3 LTS level.

Skaters will be sorted into small group pods based on their age and ability on their first day of class. Over the course of an hour, these small groups will move around the ice to different learning stations and coaches. The coach at each station will focus on different skating skills.

 

The price for the Pre Academy 1-hour skating skill classes are $135 for the winter session.

•    Helmets are strongly encouraged and required for beginning skaters
•    Space is extremely limited due to Covid-19 rules and regulations.
•    MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED.
•    ONE chaperone per skater is allowed into the building to help tie skates upon entry.
•    Currently spectators are not allowed.

Hockey Skating Skills:
There will also be a hockey-specific skating skills class designed to help skaters sharpen the skating skills they need for hockey. Skaters will be sorted into small group pods based on their age and ability on the first day of class. Over the course of an hour, these small groups will move around the ice to different learning stations and coaches. The coach at each station will focus on a different hockey skating skill.

 

Please Note: No sticks or pucks will be allowed. Pads are optional.

WINTER SESSION Days/Times/Locations:

Pleasant Arena: Saturday, 2/6 to 3/13/2021
Hockey Skating Skills: 9:20am – 10:20am
Skating Skills: 10:20am – 11:20am

Highland Arena: Monday, 2/8 to 3/15/2021
Skating Skills: 6 – 7pm
Hockey Skating Skills: 7 – 8pm


Register Here: clients.mindbodyonline.com


Chaperone and Skater Weekday Classes
Previously known as the Preschool Skate classes, these small group lessons are designed to teach fundamental skating skills to young skaters. Due to Covid-19 rules and regulations, coaches are not allowed to assist skaters if they fall down. Chaperones are invited onto the ice to help assist their young skaters. This class is not intended to teach skating skills to adults, but rather, allow a chaperone onto the ice to help facilitate learning for our youngest skaters. These small group lessons will be at Pleasant Arena.

 

The price for these small group lessons are $105 for the session.

•    MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED.
•    ONE chaperon per skater is allowed in the building. Siblings and other spectators are not allowed at this time.

WINTER SESSION Days/Times:
Tuesday Afternoons: 12:40pm-1:10pm; 2/9 – 3/16/2021
* Please arrive at 12:25 for entry into the building so that skaters and chaperons can be on the ice at 12:40pm. Due to Covid-19 rules and regulations, no late arrivals will be allowed.

Wednesday Mornings: 8:30am-9am; 2/10 – 3/17/2021
* Please arrive at 8:15am for entry into the building so that skaters and chaperons can be on the ice at 8:30am. Due to Covid-19 rules and regulations, no late arrivals will be allowed.

 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR ALL CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Snowplow Sam & Basic Skills skaters should have a helmet (bicycle or hockey), mittens and single blade skates. It’s also recommended that skaters wear warm, easy-to-move in clothing. Snow pants and a winter coat work great for first time skaters.

How to Register:
All of our Pre Academy class offerings require the skater to register for Learn to Skate which is a collaboration between U.S. Figure Skating and USA Hockey.  Registration is just once per year and is required prior to registering for classes at St. Paul FSC to meet insurance mandates. If you’ve registered with Learn to Skate USA in the past, then this year you “renew” your membership.


Step 1: Learn to Skate USA Registration
•    Navigate to the Learn to Skate USA website
•    Click on “Login/Renew” in the upper right-hand corner
•    Click on “Become A Member” or "Renew"
•    Click on “Skater/Parent of a Skater”

•    Complete the steps to become a Learn to Skate USA member and then exit and return to this page to sign up for classes below

Step 2: Register for classes with St. Paul FSC
•    Navigate to St. Paul FSC class registrations
•    Click on the tab "Pleasant Learn to Skate"
•    Choose your class
•    If you have an account, sign-in, or create an account on our registration system to register for classes. If you have more than one child, you will need to create a separate account with a unique login for each child (you can use the same email address, but the password must be different). If you received a receipt for each individual child, then you signed up correctly. Class fees are non-refundable and due at the time of registration. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.


For more information, contact our Academy Administrator at academy@stpaulfsc.com

CONTACT

848 Pleasant Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55116

boardofdirectors@stpaulfsc.com

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